An extramarital affair has taken down CIA Director, General David H. Petraeus

As the story unfolds bit by bit, reports emerged that Mrs. Paula Broadwell, Petraeus biographer, is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).


Saturday, November 10, 2012 – On Friday, November 9th, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) tendered his resignation to President Barack Obama, admitting an extramarital affair.

In a statement to employees, General David H. Petraeus stated, “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair.  Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.”

President Obama graciously accepted General Patraeus’ resignation.

The four-star general having served over 37-years in the US Army, became CIA director in September 2011 after leading international forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

As the story unfolds bit by bit, reports emerged that Mrs. Paula Broadwell, Petraeus biographer, is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

CIA deputy director Michael Morell has been asked by President Obama to serve as acting director of the agency.

A message on the CIA’s website from Michael Morell states, “Our top priority now is what it always has been—to stay focused on mission and on all the important work we do to keep our country safe.”

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